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  Item # B.       
Meeting Date: 09/08/2021  
Requested by: Tobin Sidles Submitted By: Vicent Pieper, Legal
Department: Legal  

SUBJECT:
Resolution No. (R)21-38, authorizing the Town Manager to sign, on behalf of the Town, the general consultant contract for Town Attorney services with the law firm of Mesch Clark Rothschild
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends approval.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
After the Request for Proposal (RFP) process was completed, the law firm of Mesch Clark Rothschild was the best choice among the law firms who submitted proposals.  This general consultant contract being brought before the Town Council is to authorize and approve the contract with Mesch Clark Rothschild to provide Town Attorney services to the Town Council.
BACKGROUND OR DETAILED INFORMATION:
In June 2021, the previous contract with Mesch Clark Rothschild, was slated to expire. On May 18, 2021, the Town issued the Request for Proposal (RFP) to prospective law firms for new town attorney services. On June 3, 2021, two proposals were received and evaluated by Town staff, including the Chief Procurement Officer. The law firm of Mesh Clark Rothschild was the top choice among the firms who submitted proposals.  The Town Attorney serves at the pleasure of the Town Council.  This action would delegate the authority to sign the contract with Mesch Clark Rothschild to the Town Manager.  
FISCAL IMPACT:
The fiscal impact to the Town will be a fixed per council meeting rate of $1,025.00. Any additional services requested will be charged at an hourly rate of $200.00 per hour for attorney services and $120.00 per hour for paralegal services. 
SUGGESTED MOTION:
I MOVE to (approve/deny) Resolution No. (R)21-38, authorizing the Town Manager to sign, on behalf of the Town, the general consultant contract for Town Attorney services with the law firm of Mesch Clark Rothschild.
Attachments
(R)21-38 Resolution
Town Attorney Contract


    

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